COVID-19 Update - Legacy Sugar House

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At Legacy Retirement Communities, ensuring the safety of our residents and associates during the COVID-19 pandemic is paramount and is part of our daily lives. Along with the many precautions we’ve been taking over the past year, the FDA, along with the CDC, recently approved the Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. As part of a U.S. government program, Legacy residents and associates have all been provided the opportunity to receive the vaccine. We will continue following CDC and local government regulation and guidance in order to our keep our Legacy family healthy and safe.

COVID-19 Vaccine Update

“Our residents, their families and our associates have been waiting for this. They are excited. We are excited. We believe this is a great initiative and we are so pleased to see that our government leaders made vaccinating front line workers and seniors top-priority.” says Cory Hafen, Vice President of Senior Operations for Legacy Retirement Communities.

Legacy Retirement Communities has partnered with Walgreens to administer the COVID-19 vaccine to our residents and associates. This partnership and program will provide end-to-end management of the vaccination process; including safe storage and handling of the vaccine; to make sure residents and associates are vaccinated safely and effectively.

While we are excited to have a new tool in our toolbox to fight the coronavirus, Legacy Retirement Communities will remain vigilant. Legacy residents and associates will continue to take precautions to stay healthy, including the use of personal protective equipment, enhanced sanitation protocols, physical distancing and COVID-19 testing.

“Keeping Legacy residents safe, secure and connected has been a full-time job during this pandemic. Our associates have risen to the challenge in challenging times. I am proud of the work they have done,” Hafen says. “The future looks bright.”

Visitor Policy

Due to recent changes in safety guidelines from the CDC, federal and local authorities we are pleased to update our visitation and socialization outings policies.  The current guidance allows for greater interaction between our residents and their loved ones.  We will continue to keep you updated as we receive further updates.  As of now, our policies include:

Indoor Visitation is allowed at all times and for all residents under the following guidelines:

  • The positivity rate in the county is less than 10% and greater than 70% of residents in the community are fully vaccinated
  • The community does not currently have residents or staff that are COVID-19 positive
  • Visitors will continue to be fully screened upon entry to the community
  • The residents and visitors are required to wear masks during visits
  • Visitation is allowed in the resident’s room or designated visitation area
  • Physical distancing during visitation continues to be recommended; however, physical contact is allowed if the resident is fully vaccinated

Compassionate Care Visitation:

  • Regardless of current COVID-19 status, compassionate care visits will be accommodated while observing appropriate safety precautions. Please contact the Executive Director to arrange a compassionate care visit if needed

Resident Social Outing:

  • Upon a resident’s return to the community from a social outing, Legacy will use a risk assessment to guide COVID-19 infection prevention as part of our policies and procedures
  • Residents deemed at high risk as a result of the outing may be asked to quarantine upon return to the community

We are grateful for all who have followed our guidelines and helped protect our residents.  We are also grateful for the vaccine and those who have chosen to participate by being vaccinated.  We believe this has allowed the restrictions to be lessened and we highly encourage those who are eligible to be vaccinated.